CNN is over putting up with Sarah Sanders lying. CNN included in its coverage of Tuesday’s White House press briefing a “Facts First” box on the screen. The box flashed key points about the new National Climate Assessment that was released over Thanksgiving by Trump’s own administration.
The report predicts that the U.S. will face at least three more degrees of warming this century. As the screen told viewers, the climate change report involved the participation of 300 scientists and 13 agencies. But of course, President Trump still doesn’t believe it.
Sanders claims that the climate report by the Trump administration is “not based on facts” pic.twitter.com/Ga6peti5OB
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 27, 2018
The “Facts First” box didn’t actually fact check Sanders in real time (how great would that be?) but it did list facts about the report (like that it was open for review before being published) that beg the question: why won’t Trump just believe this? It’s science!
People on Twitter loved CNN’s idea and heaped praise upon the President’s least favorite news network.
An interesting approach by CNN here – putting actual facts in a big box beside Sarah Sanders. Would be worth exploring this kind of Factual Pop-Up Video for Trump’s own speeches. https://t.co/FrpvfSviT5
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 27, 2018
In a groundbreaking move, CNN fact checks Sarah Sanders live on screen during press briefing as she lies from the podium. pic.twitter.com/7vJv0FSEfJ
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 27, 2018
Bravo to @CNN for the pop up fact box next to lyin @PressSec at the fake press conference today. I think other channels should follow suit or not air them at all. If all they r going to do is lie it’s detrimental to the American ppl. #CNN #SarahSanders
— Resistance_Erin (@resistance_erin) November 27, 2018
The split screen with facts disputing Sanders’ lies is awesome. More of that please.
— Zippy (@Treesatweets) November 28, 2018
Great idea, but isn’t it a shame that it’s necessary. The republicans have taken the phrase “Never trust a politician” to a new low level. And with it, as a party, have lowered the integrity of a nation.
— Mike (@mbkb1234) November 28, 2018
PolitiFact pitched this to the cables in 2016. No takers. Interesting to see if 2020 will be different. https://t.co/GZa4xA0dmr
— Aaron Sharockman (@asharock) November 27, 2018
More of this. ALL news media should fact check @realDonaldTrump and @PressSec and more. Show, prove that they are liars. Utter, unrepentant, hideous, ugly, mean spirited liars. Because one day they might look in a mirror and recognise themselves. https://t.co/kTnSwbejDu
— Totes AmazePauls (@Kercal) November 28, 2018
Every news station should pick up on this trend. Not just with Mr. Huckabee but with him and anyone else that chooses to spew lies in his behalf. https://t.co/FmBIQEkcma
— Sharon Bettis (@bettis4_bettis) November 28, 2018
This should be done whenever any conservative pundit is speaking because they are always lying. https://t.co/AYeLwhvpkW
— ??? Alexander “Stable Genius” Hamilton ??? (@AHamiltonSpirit) November 28, 2018
One person had the brilliant idea to add a few hecklers to the screen, a là Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Great to see CNN inserting a new “FACTS FIRST” box alongside congenital liar -Sarah Huckster Sanders- during her so-called “press conferences.”
Here’s an even better idea:
Bring back *Mystery Sci-Fi Theatre* with the smart-ass talking puppets. pic.twitter.com/IFVAkJikPj
— Nolan Dalla (@nolandalla) November 27, 2018
The CNN “Facts First” box is an excellent way to deal with Sarah Huckabee’s lies at press briefings, but unfortunately, it’s not going to convince President Trump that global warming is real.
h/t Huffington Post